Sedona, AZ   September 25, 2022 – Tlaquepaque Arts & Shopping Village and their exclusive pet boutique BowWow Sedona in Tlaquepaque North are teaming up once again to help save local homeless animals at the Humane Society of Sedona by hosting the second annual Howl-o-Ween Costume Parade on Sunday, October 16th from 1:00pm – 3:00pm starting at Tlaquepaque’s Calle Independencia and finishing at The Pump House’s back lawn at Tlaquepaque North.

Wendy Lippman, General Manager & Resident Partner of Tlaquepaque stated “We are excited to again host the second annual Howl-O-Ween Costume Parade which was a huge hit last year! The event is open to all community members and was inspired by BowWow Sedona’s Kathy Louderback and features adoptable shelter animals and local residents accompanied by their beloved pets in festive costumes.” Registrants will receive a goodie bag filled with holiday-themed items and discount coupons from various Tlaquepaque shops. The Artist’s Kitchen Shop and BowWow Sedona will also be offering in-store specials the day of the event. This year, the event will conclude with a Yappy Hour hosted by The Pump House.

Animal-loving local businesses are encouraged to participate with a themed float, employees and their dogs. Four $100 prizes and trophies will be awarded for the “Doggone Cutest!”, “Craziest Canine”, “Leader of the Packs” and “Business Big Dog”. A Spooktacular Raffle has been added this year that also benefits the Shelter animals that includes three great items: a round of golf for four at Seven Canyons Golf Course valued at $750, a gift certificate for a custom pet-portrait by renowned artist Dean Russo and a $250 gift-card for Renee Taylor Galleries at Tlaquepaque. Raffle tickets start at $10/each and can be purchased online with your parade registration or in person on the day. All proceeds from the parade and raffle go directly to support finding loving new homes for lost, injured, or homeless local animals at the Humane Society of Sedona.

After the parade, attendees can enjoy Yappy Hour food and drink from The Pump House and have a free cartoon caricature done of their furry legged friend courtesy of members of the Northern Arizona Cartoonist Association Sedona The Janimal and multi-talented Cottonwood artist Art Gecko. Bespoke jewelry from The Lily Collection that benefits the Emergency Medical Fund at the Shelter will also be for sale and a variety of local pet-related vendors will be in attendance. Volunteers and staff from the Humane Society of Sedona will be available with information on how to adopt the animals at the event and how you can help support the Shelter’s different programs.

Parade entry fees are $10 for an individual and their pet or $15 for two or more individuals and two or more pets, $20 for a larger group, family or business and their pet(s). Also small wagon-sized floats can be entered for $20. All can be purchased on the Shelter’s website at https://www.humanesocietyofsedona.org/howloween/  Please note there is a tiny service charge online with each transaction that does not go to help the Shelter’s animals.

Appointments are required to adopt any of the Shelter’s animals and can be made by calling (928) 282-4679.  It is recommended to view the adoptable animals online at https://www.humanesocietyofsedona.org/adopt/ prior to your appointment at the Shelter at 2115 Shelby Drive in West Sedona.

For more information on the costume parade, please contact Kathy Louderback at
(928) 251-7969 or kathylouderback@gmail.com or Felicia Filep, Director of Development, Humane Society of Sedona at ffilep@HumaneSocietyofSedona.org

Tlaquepaque information:

Wendy Lippman
928-282-4838 – Phone

For images of last year’s event please contact Felicia Filep at the Shelter